Mar 25 2011A Real Coin-Spitting Mario Question Block


This is a short video of a guy who made a real-life Mario question block that, when punched from beneath, actually spits a coin out the top. Next stop: growing money on trees.

A 555 timer controls a servo motor to push the coins out of the top while an MP3 player plays the appropriate sound effect. Luckily for us, Bruno painstakingly detailed the build process complete with photos, schematics, PCB designs, the sound effect, and graphics for the exterior.

Oh man, I wish every time I punched something money came flying out. *punches laptop* Damn, nothing. *punches harder* Hello -- WHAT HAVE WE HERE?! A screw. F***!

Hit the jump for a very short video that could have used a tripod and a link to the Instructable in case you want to make your own (you don't though is the thing).

Real life coin block [instructables]
Score Coins Like Mario, But in Real Life [make]

Thanks to Scott, who I asked if I could call Scooter but he said no. TOO BAD, SCOOTER! God, tipsters must love me.

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der der der ders a whole in ze wall nn n n n sommmeones hand is through the box n nn n n n they just throowoug the coin thru the crtackckc!

That's pretty clever, although to keep with the spirit of the game they could of used gold-ish coins.

...but does it turn into an blank, brown brick when it's empty??

GW you need to install a delete button for the First tards.

i once punched a hooker and got money out of her

The Fist in the picture is like the one that goes in and out of GW's anus.

I'll never understand why people invent useless things...

now we just need mushrooms that make you big.

@10 If it gives someone joy then it's not pointless

I said useless...not pointless....

@13 its a bank, thats a use

@6 It never empties...  :P

@13 You did, but my point still stands. It's use is enterainment/enjoyment. That being on the guys wall could make him happy everytime he sees it. That is a use

@16/12 Joy is pointless and your posts are useless

Ja, eso es en argentina!!!!

it sort of looks like he is just dropping coins from above, and slightly out of frame... im too lazy to look at the instrucable to see if it really is working. So im just gonna go with, 'its fake'. Take THAT research!

I already saw this, and think it's lame.

Cure cancer generation snowflake!

Live Action Nintendo Punch Out:

That's ridiculously awesome.

@11 i got some that make you feel ten feet tall

@8 f***in liar i did that

The coin doesnt come out of the box its just dropped on top of the box from above

alright by the way when it says real working it means the sound. i checked and yes the coins are falling not popping out

@5 He could've used a Canadian loonie!

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